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Engaging employees from different generations


If you work with a team made up of people from different generations, then you know how difficult it can be to create an engaging environment for everyone.

Here are some quick tips to help you adjust your workflow techniques if you’re managing employees of vastly different ages:

  • Email is a form of communication that most generations understand very well.
  • Set up 2-way mentoring relationships between the generations to promote learning from one another and understanding the other’s perspective
  • Always be open to feedback and constructive criticism of the work environment. Employee satisfaction is positively correlated with engagement.

At the end of the day, you just need to make sure you understand how each individual employee works best. People work better when they feel understood and like their skills are being utilized properly.